RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
Skip to content

South West RED Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $8,747 in South West RED Region, higher compared to Regional QLD.

Household Expenditure is modelled based on a set of expenditure items collected every 5 years in the ABS Household Expenditure Survey. Household Expenditure is a useful measure of the economic resources available to households in the area and where their income is spent. Areas with good public transport infrastructure and access to jobs may spend less on transport and more on discretionary spending such as entertainment. More disadvantaged areas may spend a higher proportion of their income on food and transport. An examination of the distribution of household spending per household may provide insights into the socio-economic status of the area.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
South West RED Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2012/13 to 2017/18
Net Savings$-40,701-26.8%$7,6416.8%$-34,413-22.1%$14,24112.4%-$6,288
Total Disposable Income$151,625%$112,952%$155,983%$114,977%-$4,359
Food$17,8419.3%$12,04611.4%$16,6338.7%$11,07511.0%+$1,208
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$8,1274.2%$4,4144.2%$9,7335.1%$4,6974.7%-$1,606
Clothing & Footwear$5,4732.8%$2,7742.6%$6,4843.4%$2,6872.7%-$1,011
Furnishings & equipment $12,5086.5%$5,7675.5%$11,0845.8%$5,2365.2%+$1,424
Health$17,5069.1%$7,4227.0%$14,4337.6%$6,8266.8%+$3,073
Transport$21,69911.3%$10,3359.8%$27,70114.5%$11,44611.4%-$6,001
Communications$4,3932.3%$2,5492.4%$3,0931.6%$1,6771.7%+$1,300
Recreation & Culture$25,74313.4%$11,56911.0%$26,24313.8%$11,25811.2%-$501
Education $8,1644.2%$4,4204.2%$9,7625.1%$4,3684.3%-$1,599
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $22,73711.8%$6,5126.2%$19,47810.2%$5,9165.9%+$3,259
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $31,20516.2%$16,77115.9%$27,89014.6%$14,60014.5%+$3,315
Housing$8,1834.3%$16,76415.9%$9,6355.1%$17,28617.2%-$1,453
Utilities$8,7474.5%$3,9683.8%$8,2274.3%$3,6633.6%+$520
Total Expenditure$192,325100.0%$105,311100.0%$190,396100.0%$100,736100.0%+$1,929

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

Household expenditure 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Regional QLD: 11.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional QLD: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Regional QLD: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Regional QLD: 5.5% Health, Regional QLD: 7.0% Transport, Regional QLD: 9.8% Communications, Regional QLD: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional QLD: 11.0% Education , Regional QLD: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional QLD: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional QLD: 15.9% Housing, Regional QLD: 15.9% Utilities, Regional QLD: 3.8% Food, South West RED Region: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South West RED Region: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South West RED Region: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , South West RED Region: 6.5% Health, South West RED Region: 9.1% Transport, South West RED Region: 11.3% Communications, South West RED Region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, South West RED Region: 13.4% Education , South West RED Region: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South West RED Region: 11.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South West RED Region: 16.2% Housing, South West RED Region: 4.3% Utilities, South West RED Region: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, South West RED Region: +$1,208 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South West RED Region: -$1,606 Clothing & Footwear, South West RED Region: -$1,011 Furnishings & equipment , South West RED Region: +$1,424 Health, South West RED Region: +$3,073 Transport, South West RED Region: -$6,001 Communications, South West RED Region: +$1,300 Recreation & Culture, South West RED Region: -$501 Education , South West RED Region: -$1,599 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South West RED Region: +$3,259 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South West RED Region: +$3,315 Housing, South West RED Region: -$1,453 Utilities, South West RED Region: +$520
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.10.22-1.0.0